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Event, Manifestation: 21/08/2020 - 23/08/2020

If Paradise Is Half As Nice (IPIHAN), a self-initiated art project, focuses on creating art in abandoned buildings. The intention is to leave the comfort of the studio to experiment with new ways of coming up with concepts, artworks and ultimately an exhibition. The artists of IPIHAN actually take over a building and / or terrain for a few weeks and make art with what the building has to offer (materials, space, history, the dynamics of decay). These conditions create a 'pressure cooker' effect: the rapid exchange of ideas, the limited time to implement them, find ways to realize them without being noticed by the authorities, and the camaraderie to make all this possible.

This year IPIHAN (the tenth edition already) arrives in Rotterdam.

The location is - as always - special.

IPIHAN is an artists' collective and consists of the Rotterdam artists: Pim Palsgraaf, Daan Botlek, Willem Besselink, Ties Ten Bosch, Jordy Walker, Michiel Jansen, Toine Klaassen and Esther Kokmeijer, the German artist: Regina Kelaita and a guest artist Leslie Nagel. In addition, affiliated art and architecture historian Guus Vreeburg, filmmaker Marieke van der Lippe and photographer Aad Hoogendoorn.

This project was realized with the cooperation of OCNK (Development Company Nieuw Kralingen) and Urban Development and partly thanks to a contribution from the Activities City scheme. This contribution from CBK Rotterdam is intended to enliven the city with visual art and to give Rotterdam visual artists a role in this, thereby increasing their visibility.
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TENT is the platform for contemporary art in the context of Rotterdam with exhibitions, new productions, educational projects, performances and events with makers from the city and beyond.
To website TENT

Sculpture International Rotterdam manages the international sculpture collection of Rotterdam, brings it to the attention and develops a metropolitan international art policy.
To the SIR website

Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek

BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with Rotterdam residents, companies and institutions. BKOR advises the municipality, citizens and artists on the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art.
To the BKOR website

Art Office mediates, informs and supports visual artists from Rotterdam with regard to their professional practice. For artists, institutions and individuals.
To the Art Office website